K.Masiulis:"Uzbekistan adopts most important traditions of constitutional development world practice
IA "Jahon", Lithuania - On the occasion of 22 anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Lithuanian Seimas deputy, deputy chairman of the group on inter-parliamentary cooperation with Uzbekistan professor Kestutis Masiulis gave an interview IA "Jahon".
- Uzbekistan celebrated the great holiday – 22nd anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. It gives me great joy and pleasure to congratulate the Government of Uzbekistan and all the people of the country with this truly important event.
In the same period when the Constitution was adopted in Uzbekistan, was preordained fate of the republic, which opted for a secular, democratic state.
In my view, the Constitution of Uzbekistan adopts the most important traditions of constitutional development of world practice and, most importantly, the Basic Law developed and improved in accordance with the development of the state and the public consciousness. I welcome the recent constitutional amendment aimed in particular at strengthening the role of parliament in government.
In this respect, the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan on December 21, 2014 is an important event in the political life of the republic, the results of which will determine the further development of the country.
Also important is the fact that the Constitution incorporates the basic provisions of human rights and freedoms. And we are talking about a person, without sharing his nationality, religion or any other category. It is also important that the citizens by voting themselves determine the composition of Parliament.
We appreciate the fact that Uzbekistan has supported the development of civil society, which is fully involved in the implementation of programs aimed at addressing issues in the areas of health, environmental protection, social support of vulnerable populations, education, as well as in law. This is a great achievement for the country in a relatively short period of independent development.
This year I visited to the beautiful country of Uzbekistan and held a lot of fruitful meetings in the Oliy Majlis of the Republic as part of the first official delegation of our Seima. I, as my colleagues, came back with pleasant impressions about your country. Especially we admired with the country's attempts to build an independent economic development.
Taking this opportunity, I want to note that I am honored to accept the invitation to participate in monitoring the elections in Uzbekistan. I sincerely wish that the elections meet all international requirements and standards, and I hope that it will be so.
We have serious intentions to develop inter-parliamentary ties, and arrange to visit the official parliamentary delegation of the parliament of Uzbekistan.
I would like to wish Uzbekistan realization of all tasks and continuance of the country's peace and prosperity".
Kim Chun-jin: "I think the Constitution of Uzbekistan, one of the best in the world"
IA "Jahon", Seoul - Chairperson of the Committee on Health and Social Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kim Chun-jin in an interview IA "Jahon" expressed his sincere congratulations to the people of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the Day of the Constitution of our country:
- I warmly congratulate the citizens of Uzbekistan on this significant event - a national holiday.
The adopted in 1992 Constitution of your country is the legal foundation that guarantees the rights and freedoms, as well as prosperous life of each person. Implemented successive reforms - a real embodiment of the principles and regulations enshrined in the Constitution. I think your Constitution one of the best in the world.
Experience in the development of democracy in Uzbekistan has shown that human rights are highly valued by the Uzbek people and are an integral part of the national world-view, an indication of his higher consciousness and maturity.
Once again I want to congratulate and wish peace, prosperity and further dynamic development.
A seminar in Barcelona
IA "Jahon", Spain - The Spanish city of Barcelona hosted a seminar on the theme: "The processes of political modernization and the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan".
The event was organized by the Embassy of our country in Madrid, the Spanish Institute for Cultural Relations with Asian countries «CasaAsia» and Ramon Llull University.
During the seminar, which was attended by members of the Institute «CasaAsia», experts, representatives and students of the Ramon Llull University, were discussed features of democratic reforms and political modernization in Uzbekistan. Attention was drawn to the main stages of the formation of a democratic election system in our country, the establishment of national legislation in this area.
In addition, participants were able to familiarize with new changes in the electoral legislation, as well as the preparations for the elections to the Oliy Majlis, regional, city and district deputies which will be held on 21 December this year. During the discussion, the attendees showed great interest in the practice of organizing the election campaign and nomination of candidates, political parties participating in the pre-election race and their alignment.
Sharing his impressions about the event professor of Ramon Llull University, Josep Abel said the following partially:
- Today's seminar has allowed our teachers and students to get information about the process of political modernization in your country and the Uzbek model of development in general. We also got acquainted with the peculiarities of the electoral law and practice, the role of parties in the political life of the country. I think that the upcoming elections will be another step towards the consolidation of democracy in Uzbekistan.
In the Name of a Great Future, for the Sake of Every Citizen
Annual grand meetings in the O’zbekiston Palace of International Forums on the occasion of the anniversary of the Constitution of Uzbekistan have become a good tradition. President Islam Karimov sums up the development of state and social reforms, and determines the title of the next year.
Islam Karimov Receives Russia’s Deputy PM Kozak
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak on November 26 at the Oqsaroy.
Islam Karimov Receives Russia’s Deputy PM Kozak
During what has been a circumstantial conversation, the Uzbek leader expressed satisfaction with the current state of trade and economic relations between the two nations and pointed out that Uzbekistan stands for dynamic advancement and diversification of investment and commerce interaction with Russia.
President Islam Karimov said he appreciated the outcomes of the sixteenth session of the intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Fedreation.
Further enhancement of mutually advantageous trade-economic and investment ties is considered a priority aspect of the bilateral relations. Russia traditionally is Uzbekistan’s important partner in this sphere. Thus, the trade turnover between our two countries in 2013 exceeded 7 billion US dollars, while in the nine months of the current year it reached 4.55 billion dollars.
It was stressed at the same time that the volume of mutual trade hardly reflects the potential our two nations have.
Interaction in transport and transit shipping is also crucial in the expansion of bilateral cooperation.
Th relations between Uzbekistan and Russia have been developing steadily on the basis of the Strategic Partnership Treaty, signed 16 June 2004, and the Alliance Relationships Agreement, penned 14 November 2005.
The share of women in the list of candidates for 2014 elections made up 31.8%
The Republican press centre on the coverage of the elections of 2014 held a "round table" on the theme "Participation of women in the electoral process".
During the event, it was noted that liberalization and modernization of all spheres of public life has established electoral system that meets the highest democratic standards.
Uzbekistan today has all necessary conditions for women to use their potential in the development of the state and society. Our country has acceded to more than 70 international documents and the founding treaties of the United Nations in the field of human rights concerning the rights and freedoms of women. So, the Republic of Uzbekistan ratified the UN Convention “On the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women", and also acceded to the Convention “On the political rights of women”, Convention of the International labour organization "On protection of motherhood" and "Concerning discrimination in respect of employment and occupation".
If by results of the elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, held in 1999, the representation of women was 7%, by 2005 this figure rose to 16%. After the elections to the bicameral parliament in 2009 in the lower house of Parliament, women accounted for 22% of the total number of deputies. This year this figure has reached 31.8%.